Boko Haram: FG to support crisis victims, says Minister

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Abuja – The Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Mr Tanimu Turaki said the Federal Government would identify victims of crises in the country in order to support them.

This is contained in a statement signed by Innocent Abu Chief Information Officer in the office of the Secretary of the Government of the Federation and made available to newsmen in Abuja.

It said Taraki gave the assurance when the Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Conflicts in the North met with the Executives of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

Turaki said there was no part of the country that had not experienced one crisis or the other, be it political, communal or religious.

He reiterated that the Committee’s meeting with stakeholders was to enable the government to find out the underlying factors responsible for security challenges in the country.

According to him, identifying the factors will enable the government to address all the issues frontally and create a more secured environment for all Nigerians.

Turaki also appealed to the leaders of CAN as well as the entire Christian Community to offer advise and suggestions on how the committee could succeed in its assignment.

He said the committee needed their prayers as there is nothing prayer cannot do.

In his response, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the President of CAN urged the members of the committee to be diligent it their task.

Oritsejafor, however, expressed some reservations about the work of the committee with regard to the constitution of the membership and the timing of its interaction with CAN.(NAN)

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